F.M.I. hires new v.p. of education, research

by Eric Schroeder
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ARLINGTON, VA. — Carol Abel has joined the Food Marketing Institute as vice-president of education and research. Ms. Abel will be responsible for the development and execution of F.M.I.’s education programs and research initiatives.

“As provided in the new F.M.I. strategic plan approved earlier this year by the board of directors, we are laser focused on enhancing our industry education programming and expanding opportunities in leadership development for those who work in our member companies,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of the F.M.I. “Carol has an impressive background and extensive expertise, and her previous success in identifying innovative educational strategies makes her a welcome addition to the F.M.I. team.”

Prior to joining the F.M.I., Ms. Abel was senior director of education strategy and compliance officer at the American Pharmacists Association. Previously she was director of education for the association. Before joining the A.P.A., Ms. Abel was vice-president of marketing and director of Pharmacy CE at LearnSomething, where she was responsible for building and directing all marketing campaigns, materials production and distribution for the multimedia and training development company.

Ms. Abel received a bachelor’s degree in English literature and American studies from Florida State University. She also received a master’s degree in American studies from Florida State University.

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